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H.R.437: Assault Weapons Ban of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 83 (All Democrats)
Introduced Jan. 29, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to ban the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon, including:

  • a semiautomatic rifle that can accept a detachable magazine and has any one of the following characteristics: (1) a pistol grip; (2) a forward grip; (3) a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; (4) a grenade or rocket launcher; (5) a barrel shroud; or (6) a threaded barrel;
  • a semiautomatic rife or pistol with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds;
  • a semiautomatic pistol that can accept a detachable magazine and has any one of the following characteristics: (1) a threaded barrel, (2) a second pistol grip, (3) a barrel shroud; (4) the capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip, or (5) a semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm;
  • a semiautomatic shotgun that has any one of the following characteristics: (1) a f...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations.
Jan. 29, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.